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Obscenity – Louisiana

OBSCENITY LAWS - La. R.S. 14:106 If you or a loved one is facing an Obscenity charge, you must contact a criminal defense attorney for a consultation. The crime of obscenity is the intentional: Exposure of the genitals, pubic hair, anus, vulva, or female breast nipples in any public place or place open to the public view, or in any prison or jail, with the intent of arousing sexual desire or which appeals to prurient interest or is patently offensive. Even a simple prank of flashing someone could be seen as obscenity to others. Hard core sexual conduct when the judge [...]

Criminal Assistance to Suicide in Louisiana

  The Louisiana law for Criminal assistance to suicide was passed in 1995. The statute may be found at La. R.S. 32.12. What is Criminal Assistance to Suicide in Louisiana? The intentional advising or encouraging of another person to commit suicide or the providing of the physical means or the knowledge of such means to another person for the purpose of enabling the other person to commit or attempt to commit suicide. The intentional advising, encouraging, or assisting of another person to commit suicide, or the participation in any physical act which causes, aids, abets, or assists another person in [...]

By |2020-02-09T02:48:46+00:00February 9th, 2020|Categories: Crimes Defined, Criminal Statutes|Tags: |

Disturbing the Peace Law in Louisiana

Louisiana Disturbing the Peace Law --  La. R.S. 14:103 Elizabeth B. Carpenter is a New Orleans Disturbing the Peace attorney who represents people throughout South Louisiana. Disturbing the Peaceis the doing any of the following in such manner as would foreseeably disturb or alarm the public: (1)  Engaging in a fistic encounter; or (2)  Addressing any offensive, derisive, or annoying words to any other person who is lawfully in any street, or other public place; or call him by any offensive or derisive name, or make any noise or exclamation in his presence and hearing with the intent to [...]

Contributing to the Delinquency of Juvenile – Louisiana

Louisiana Law for Contributing to the Delinquency of Juveniles The law in Louisiana for Contributing to the delinquency of a minor can be found at La. R.S. 14:92. It is defined as the intentional enticing, aiding, soliciting, or permitting, by anyone over the age of seventeen, of any child under the age of seventeen, and no exception shall be made for a child who may be emancipated by marriage or otherwise, to do any of the following: (1) Beg, sing, sell any article or play any musical instrument in any public place for the purpose of receiving alms - [...]

Bestiality / Sexual Abuse of an Animal – Louisiana

During the 2018 Louisiana legislative session, the law makers created the crime of Sexual abuse of an animal. This statute can be found at La. R.S. 14:89.3. It reads as follows: What is sexual abuse of an animal under Louisiana law? Sexual abuse of an animal is the knowing and intentional performance of any of the following: (1) Engaging in sexual contact with an animal. (2) Possessing, selling, transferring, purchasing, or otherwise obtaining an animal with the intent that it be subject to sexual contact. (3) Organizing, promoting, conducting, aiding or abetting, or participating in as an observer, any [...]

By |2020-02-07T02:40:25+00:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Criminal Statutes|Tags: , |

Aggravated Battery — Louisiana

New Orleans Battery Defense Attorney Aggravated Battery -- La RS 14:34 Aggravated battery is a battery committed with a dangerous weapon. Penalty and Sentencing This is a felony and a crime of violence. Whoever commits an aggravated battery shall be fined not more than Five Thousand Dollars, imprisoned with or without hard labor for not more than 10 years, or both. At least one year of the sentence imposed shall be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence if the offender knew or should have known that the victim is an active member of the United States [...]

Heroin Possession and Distribution — Louisiana

Louisiana Heroin Laws Our New Orleans drug defense attorney knows that people battling drug addiction or abuse need help. They are not bad people; they are suffering from a disease and need care and treatment to recover. Ms. Carpenter fights on behalf of those charged with drug possession offenses, working to obtain an outcome that avoids jail time and focuses on rehabilitation and recovery. Under the Louisiana Criminal Code, Heroin is classified as a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance. These crimes are felonies. The laws pertaining to possession and distribution are as follows: Possession of Heroin Penalties If a person is found [...]

Explanation of Rape Laws in Louisiana

In 2015, Louisiana lawmakers changed the name of Aggravated Rape, Forcible Rape and Simple Rape to First Degree Rape, Second Degree Rape and Third Degree Rape, respectively. The terms are interchangeably used herein.  First Degree Rape -- 14:42 La R.S. First Degree Rape is a rape committed upon a person 65 years old or older or under the age of 13 where sexual intercourse is without lawful consent of the victim because it is committed under any one or more of the following circumstances: (1)  When the victim resists the act, but whose resistance is overcome by force. (2)  When [...]

Cruelty to Juveniles — Louisiana

Cruelty to Juveniles Attorney New Orleans Under Louisiana law, Cruelty to juveniles is found at La. R.S. 14:93.  The statute states the following: Cruelty to a juvenile is: The intentional or criminally negligent mistreatment or neglect by anyone 17 years of age or older of any child under the age of 17 whereby unjustifiable pain or suffering is caused to said child. Lack of knowledge of the child's age shall not be a defense; OR The intentional or criminally negligent exposure by anyone 17 years of age or older of any child under the age of 17 to a [...]

By |2020-02-09T01:40:46+00:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Crimes Defined, Criminal Statutes|Tags: |

Federal Mail Fraud Laws

New Orleans Federal Criminal Attorney The mail and wire fraud statutes are essentially the same, except for the method associated with the offense – the mail in the case of mail fraud and wire communication in the case of wire fraud. As a consequence, the interpretation of one is ordinarily considered to apply to the other. The two terms have been used interchangeably in this article. The federal statute for mail fraud is found at 18 USC § 1342. The two elements of Mail Fraud are (1) having devised or intending to devise a scheme to defraud (or to [...]

By |2020-02-09T02:12:42+00:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Crimes Defined, Federal Crimes|Tags: , |
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